Oakland Athletics Outfielder Chris Young Robbed of HR for 2nd Consecutive Night

Doug MeadCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2013

After Wednesday's game with the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young has every reason to believe that he is completely snake-bit.

Young was robbed of a ninth-inning walk-off home run on Tuesday when his towering blast was ruled just foul. The ball appeared to slightly change direction as it passed the left-field foul pole, but the umpire crew refused to change their on-field ruling after a lengthy video review.

On Wednesday, Young again had a chance to win it for the A's.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th in a 1-1 game, Young came to the plate to face reliever Lucas Harrell. This time, Young lifted a long fly ball to left field that was indeed fair.

Unfortunately for Young, Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman stood in his way this time from a chance at glory.

Grossman's leaping catch kept the game tied, and the Astros would capitalize with a run in the top of the 11th on their way to a 2-1 victory over the A's.

With a .189 average, 10 home runs, 32 RBI and a few injuries along the way, not a whole lot has gone right for Young this season in Oakland. Add to that two potential game-winning home runs taken away, and Young will be seeing flashes of missed opportunities in his sleep.

Twitter chimed in with their thoughts on the back-to-back thievery as well.

Young's home run-hitting days aren't over, but he'll definitely be thinking about two more he should have had.